Khartoum, June 12 (SUNA) - The Social and Cultural Development Sector of the Council of Ministers has stressed the need to expand the umbrella of social security network to reach comprehensive coverage and to boost efforts to alleviate poverty, within the framework of the overall poverty reduction strategy and the integrated social policy.

This came at a meeting of the sector and its technical committee today, headed by acting Minister of Education Mahmoud Siral-Khatim Al-Houry.

The sector reviewed performance report of social security mechanisms for the year 2021, presented by the Ministry of Social Development, where the report reflected the total contributions of social security mechanisms to social protection, which amounted to SDG 920,751,772, representing 67.3% of the total resources of the fund for the year 2021.

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